I just converted this show from cassette this past weekend. Even though it’s not the best quality recording, it’s one of the earliest solo Peter Murphy shows I’ve come across. This 1986 recording must have been part of the “Should The World Fail To Fall Apart” tour and as an interesting bonus, at the end of the show, Daniel Ash came out and played “The Three Shadows, Part. 2” with Peter as an encore.
[audio: http://thesoundofindie.com/archive/2006/20061220/PM-CanvasBeauty.mp3|titles=Canvas Beauty (Live)|artists=Peter Murphy]
Download: Peter Murphy – Canvas Beauty (Live)


  1. While the quality is indeed very low, fans of Murphy will find it easy to filter out any shortcomings and hear the song (at least in their own heads) the way it was intended. The instrumentation and variations on this version of Canvas Beauty are quite cool (various 12″ single remixes do exist, each with their own variations). It’s also groovy to hear such an early solo live performance. Thanks for posting it! And where can we hear the rest?

  2. whoa! i’ve only heard one other show from this tour…any chance of posting the rest? esp. the Daniel Ash encore?????

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